• 07.24.18

    Explaining the Stewart v. Azar Decision and Implications for States

    On June 29, the U.S. District Court, District of Columbia, in the Stewart v. Azar case, overturned the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ approval of Kentucky’s Medicaid 1115 waiver.

  • 07.19.18

    How Can States Integrate Supplemental Payments Into Managed Care?

    States have long relied on supplemental payments to provide additional funding to hospitals and other providers. Though reliance on these payments varies, in some states they account for a fifth of total Medicaid expenditures.

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    06.27.18

    The Changing Landscape of Oversight in Medicaid MCOs

    There is a growing trend among states to develop more rigorous methods for overseeing and enforcing contract requirements with Medicaid managed care organizations (MCOs).

  • 06.21.18

    How Can States Leverage Waivers to Combat the Opioid Epidemic?

    States are leveraging Medicaid waivers as part of their response to the opioid epidemic. Through Section 1115 demonstrations, states are using federal Medicaid funding to provide care to individuals residing in institutions for mental diseases (IMD) and to expand substance use disorder benefits. ...

  • 06.20.18

    Children With Special Healthcare Needs in Medicaid Managed Care

    States are increasingly enrolling children with complex physical and behavioral healthcare needs, including children in foster care and those receiving waiver services, in Medicaid managed care.

  • 05.31.18

    Historic Ruling on Class Action Waivers in Arbitration Agreements

    On May 21, 2018, the Supreme Court issued a significant decision for employers nationwide, effectively resolving a deep split among the circuits that followed the National Labor Relations Board’s D.R. Horton ruling in 2012.

  • 05.24.18

    How Are States and MCOs Redefining Care Management?

    Learn the answer at a new Manatt webinar. Click here to watch the webinar on demand. States are becoming increasingly demanding in their expectations of Managed Care Organizations (MCOs) when it comes to care management. Formerly a domain solely left to MCOs, many states are pushing health ...

  • 05.15.18

    #MeToo and the Changing Legal Landscape for Employers

    The international #MeToo movement has shone a spotlight on sexual assault and harassment in the workplace, with real and immediate consequences for those caught in its wake. The vast reach of the movement is clear, with an estimated 1.7 million tweets across 85 countries relating in some way to ...

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    04.12.18

    America’s Multidimensional Opioid Crisis: Status, Solutions and Next Steps

    New Manatt webinar explores the opioid epidemic from the legal, policy and clinical perspectives. As the crisis of addiction accelerates, experts project that opioids could kill nearly half a million Americans over the next decade.

  • 03.28.18

    How Is Today’s Volatile Healthcare Environment Impacting Litigation?

    In just the first year of the Trump administration, healthcare has faced an avalanche of change—from the proposed “conscience regulation” to tightening False Claims Act (FCA) scrutiny to new Medicaid work requirements.